On Waiting: A Social Commentary
We wait to become 16 and then wait to graduate from high school and college. We wait for our own place…freedom from the oversight of parents. After all, life begins at 21!
AS WE WAIT…
We wait to be grown and marry and have babies, and then wait for these babies to get out on their own (we think that day will never come, and when it does, we miss them deeply).
We wait to retire, then wait to die (yes, we do that when we choose to live dying and not die living). We wait to be grateful because we feel we don’t have enough to be grateful for.
We wait to accept Jesus (after all we have time right?) In a state of anxiety we even wait our breath (don’t do that…breathe!)
As we wait, we waste precious time/precious life. We miss out on holy days and holy encounters…waiting. What are we waiting for? This is it. This is life. We are living it now, abundantly!
Why can’t we just “be”, and live every moment as though it were our last…as someday it will be. Wait on the Lord. Nothing else!